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Wyclef Jean Sampled Song Without Permission and Sued

January 11, 2008 09:52:49 GMT

A copyright infringement case has hit former The Fugees star, Wyclef Jean, after a song from his latest album, 'The Carnival II: Memoirs of an Immigrant', is claimed to sample another song without permission.

A track from Jean's sixth studio album called 'Welcome to the East' allegedly samples a 1995 song by Blahzay Blahzy titled 'Danger' but did not credit it. One of the group members, Blahz, filed the lawsuit in Manhattan U.S. District Court. Beside Jean, Sony BMG is also named in the lawsuit and both parties are expected to receive litigation papers this week.
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Katie Holmes Offered Her Congratulation to Pregnant Nicole Kidman

January 11, 2008 09:52:36 GMT

Katie Holmes is happy with her husband Tom Cruise's ex-wife Nicole Kidman's pregnancy.

Offered her congratulation to the Australian actress, Holmes told reporters at the Los Angeles premiere of her new film "Mad Money" on Wednesday night, January 9 "I'm so happy for her. It's wonderful."
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Jonas Brothers Put Finishing Touches on Third Album

January 11, 2008 09:32:00 GMT

Teen heartthrobs Jonas Brothers have wound down from their role as Miley Cyrus/Hannah Montana supporting act, and are now channeling their time to their third studio album. The three-piece band stated that they may be darker in this one but still opt their famous pop sound.

Taking last year experience as their inspiration in writing the music, Kevin Jonas described among the things that became their subject. "We're a bit older," he said. "We've had some painful moments in the last year. A lot of friends stab you in the back. And girlfriends break up with you, or you break up with a girl - it's terrible what the road will do to you."
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Jennifer Lopez Takes the February 2008 Cover of Harper's Bazaar

January 11, 2008 09:30:49 GMT

Jennifer Lopez takes the February 2008 cover of Harper's Bazaar, opens up to the publication about such issues, as keeping her pregnancy secret and public's fascination with her impending motherhood, her privacy, husband Marc Anthony, and on taking time off after giving birth.

On why she remained mum on her pregnancy, the expectant mother said "I kind of feel like everybody knew anyway. I was on tour with a bubble gut!" adding that "I do realize people want to know because they're interested, but this is the first time I'm going through this. This is my experience and my husband's experience, and we get to hold that for a little while. We're just getting used to the fact that we've told everybody."
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Vanessa Hudgens Set to Star in Drama Comedy

January 11, 2008 09:11:10 GMT

Following another "High School Musical" star Ashley Tisdale to be cast in a movie, it was reported that Vanessa Hudgens has joined the cast of Walden Media's drama comedy "Will (2009)". According to Hollywood Reporter, the 19-year-old starlet has been cast as Sam, a 15-year-old former stutterer who becomes romantically entangled with the outcast leader.

The movie that is directed by an actor-turned-director Todd Graff is expected to star shooting in February in Austin, Texas. It centers on a story about a high school outcast and a popular girl who form an unlikely bond through their shared love of music leading them to form a rock group to perform at their school's battle of the bands competition.
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Jessica Biel Nailed Lead Role in 'Easy Virtue'

January 11, 2008 08:32:26 GMT

Jessica Biel is set to star in an indie project directed by an Australian filmmaker Stephan Elliott. The co-star of Nicolas Cage in "Next" is reported to have nailed the lead cast in "Easy Virtue", a romantic comedy based on Noel Coward's 1924 three-act play.

Reportedly, the girlfriend of multi talented artist Justin Timberlake stars as as Larita Huntington, an American divorcee who travels to the South of France and marries a young wealthy Englishman. She will add to the romantic comedy's cast of Ben Barnes, Colin Firth and Kristin Scott Thomas. In the meantime, the filming will start next week in London.
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Avril Lavigne NOT Pregnant Despite Rumors to the Contrary

January 11, 2008 08:28:58 GMT

Though tabloid reports suggest otherwise, Avril Lavigne has refuted she's pregnant with husband Deryck Whibley's child.

The Canadian songbird, as reported by radio host Zack Taylor, is pregnant. Words are mounting that she's 1.5 months along and will give birth to the not-yet born baby August later this year. Whibley reportedly has been telling all his friends that he's excited to be a father.
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Oprah Winfrey Cuts Longtime Partner Stedman Graham Out of Her Will

January 11, 2008 08:04:37 GMT

Has been hit with split rumors, Oprah Winfrey has fueled speculation her relationship with longtime partner Stedman Graham is in jeopardy after she's said to have cut him out of her will.

The popular talk show host and media mogul is said to have already prepared her will recently, stated in it she's leaving her reportedly $2 billion fortune to several charities and the three children she plans to adopt.
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The Batman Star Plays Against Captain Sparrow in 'Public Enemies'?

January 11, 2008 07:53:38 GMT

The new face of Batman in "Batman Begins" and "The Dark Knight", Christian Bale, is said to be in talk to star in Michael Mann's "Public Enemies". According to Variety, the actor in "3:10 to Yuma" will play as Melvin Purvis, the legendary FBI agent who led the manhunt for John Dillinger.

If everything goes according to plans, Bale will star opposite the "Sweeney Todd" star, Johnny Depp, who depicted the bad guy Dillinger. Though his involvement hasn't been confirmed yet, it is more likely that the 33-year-old English actor will get the part as the job is not expected to clash with Bale's commitment in "Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins".
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Joe Jonas of the Jonas Brothers Gets Plastic Surgery?!

January 11, 2008 07:39:36 GMT

Joe Jonas gets plastic surgery.

Rumors are mounting on the street that the singer of the pop rock group Jonas Brothers got a plastic surgery soon following a minor incident that left him with a few stitches on his forehead.
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Salma Hayek to Star in Universal Pictures' New Thriller

January 11, 2008 07:26:15 GMT

Salma Hayek will return from her maternity leave in Universal Pictures' "Cirque du Freak". Variety reported that the "Desperado" star has been cast opposite John C. Reilly in the drama thriller film playing the bearded lady, Madame Truska.

Meanwhile, in the movie based on Darren Shan's bestselling children series, Reilly is cast as a vampire who recruits a 14-year-old to serve as his assistant. Further, the movie directed by Paul Weitz tells the story about young Darren Shan who decides to become a vampire's assistant in order to save his best friend's life.
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Posh Victoria Adams in a Bag for Marc Jacobs' New Spring '08 Campaign

January 11, 2008 07:20:58 GMT

Has been signed as the new face of Marc Jacobs, being tipped to model the high-profile designer's Spring 2008 collection, Victoria Adams willingly got into a bag for the new ad campaign that has just been launched.

The new ad campaign, features Posh Spice's legs in a pair of Marc Jacobs' reverse heels in black and purple, was shot by Juergen Teller.
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A New 'The Eye' Skin Design for MySpace Profile Launched

January 11, 2008 07:00:26 GMT

MySpace users have been treated with new customized home page skins and designs as Lionsgate and MySpace teamed up to provide them with a new authentic design. The new design is sponsored by the horror thriller directed by David Moreau and Xavier Palud.

The new facility allows users to change their homepages' skins to a special design from Jessica Alba's new thriller "The Eye". By changing the skins, the users are indulged with the chance to bring the horror scene to their page. They are also given the synopsis of the film planned for release on February 1. Aside from that, MySpace also provides the users with another new function that allow them to customize module placement, such as top friends.
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Madonna Spends $10,000 a Month on Specially Blessed Kabbalah Water

January 11, 2008 06:40:12 GMT

Is a Kabbalah devotee, it appears that Madonna has become very fanatic to everything related to the religion. The superstar is said to spend $10,000 a month on specially blessed Kabbalah water, which she apparently couldn't get enough of.

Madonna, according to In Touch Weekly, only drinks specially blessed Kabbalah water and already told one of her friends that she spends an average of $10,000 on the liquid for her and her entire family to drink.
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Jay-Z to Headline 2008 Glastonbury Fest With Amy Winehouse?

January 11, 2008 06:14:37 GMT

Putting the jigsaw pieces into their place, it is now assumed that Jay-Z will headline this year's Glastonbury Festival. Organizer Michael Eavis has left some hints on the 2008 line-up saying that the headliner would be "black American".

It was previously thought that Kanye West was the talked subject here. However, it was quickly changed after it was further revealed that it will be a New Yorker, which subsequently eliminated West who hails from Atlanta.
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